Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Bahret
Staff Sgt. Ashley Gregory, drill sergeant leader, discusses training techniques with Armed Forces of Liberia drill sergeants during a drill sergeant refresher course at Camp Ware, Liberia. She is one of two drill sergeant leaders from the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C., who assisted Operation Onward Liberty by teaching a week-long drill sergeant refresher course as the Armed Forces of Liberia prepares to enlist approximately 150 new recruits. Operation Onward Liberty provides mentorship to the Armed Forces of Liberia to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, Operation Onward Liberty is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a "force for good" among the Liberian people.